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Travel Morocco “Like a Local”

Want to travel Morocco like a local? Riad Reviews reveals everything you need to know. There are two types of tourists in the world: Type 1 – “Here’s a wad of cash, take me somewhere nice and figure out all the details for me so I don’t have to think. I’m on vacation.” Type 2 – […]

Merzouga Tours – Moroccan Sahara

I’m American right?…….so when I need to plan a vacation I ask Google where to go. I wanted to take a desert trek on camel back into the Sahara desert, see as much of Morocco as possible and get the biggest bang for my buck. Like most people I only looked at the websites that […]

Morocco’s Best Toubkal Trek Guide – professional and affordable

When I celebrate my birthday, I celebrate it big. And the idea of climbing North Africa’s tallest mountain fit the bill. I’d heard some horror stories of people dying, sliding down the ice, or breaking a limb or two and having to be carried back down. So I decided, “28 is too young to die, […]

Our featured riad of the week, Dar Rocmarra in Marrakech

Dar Rocmarra is located close to all the major sites and close to all the traditional shopping spots (Souks) in the Marrakech Medina.  We are featuring it because of its location, decor, and because the English speaking staff offer great service.   Typical to most riads, you get 5 star service for a 3 star […]

Morocco Reform Boosting Economy

Morocco continues to focus on boosting economy and the constitutional process! This will, no doubt,  boost tourism and continue to improve Morocco’s destination as a safe, beautiful, and highly traveled tourist destination in North Africa. Read the article: http://allafrica.com/stories/201109230152.html Sites like riadreviews give great information to tourists wanting to arrange their stay.

Morocco Holiday Safe Destination

U.S. Congress woman comments on the friendship and trustworthiness of Morocco. Just another example of how the political and economic stability of Morocco as compared to other North African counties. Read the story: http://allafrica.com/stories/201108030096.html

Just Came Back from Wonderful Marrakech!

Last weekend, (July 2-3) my family and I returned from the beautiful city of Marrakech where it was hot, but still magical!  The city has a wonder all its own and every time me and my family visit, we walk away refreshed and glad we came.   It seems like the town comes alive at night […]

Fes Music Festival Starts Tomorrow

Don’t miss the highly anticipated Fes Music Festival this year.  It starts tomorrow (June 3-12).   Here is the official website and information.  We highly recommend it.  http://www.fesfestival.com/2011/indexen.php The site is in English.

Marrakech Explosion – One Perspective (Again)

My family and I have eaten at the Argana Cafe a few time and my travels have allowed me to stop and eat there another half a dozen as well.  Our hearts break for and we send our condolences out to the families of the loved ones lost in this horrific act against humanity last […]

Amazing Outdoor Center 45 Min. from Marrakech – Zip Lines & Great Kids Stuff!

NEW: A new Accro-park (outdoor center) just 45 minutes outside of Marrakech with various accomodations, zip lines, high/medium/low ropes courses, hiking, bike rentals, pool and an amazing kids play area.  We toured this facility and did the zip lines and have been very impressed at the professional quality of this facility:  www.terresdamanar.com

March – May is a Beautiful Time of Year

During the months of March-May, the country side of Morocco lights up with the most beautiful combination of wild flowers forming a collage of purples, oranges, yellows and blues.   While driving through the country side you can actually see whole fields full of one or two of these color combinations.    We suggest the area in […]

Buying a Riad in Marrakech

We are proud to publish our first interview on the blog, and we are focusing on a topic we find wildly interesting, the purchase and renovation of riads. We recently have been chatting with  Grant Rawlings, the director of Chic Marrakech, a company that does riad renovation in Marrakech. Here is the transcript of the […]

Weather in Marrakesh, Morocco

When is the best time to go to Marrakech? Depends on what you are looking for. If it is purely weather based, the following chart shows the historical weather averages for Marrakech. Marrakech Weather Averages Sunlight Avg. Max Temp Avg Min. Temp Avg. Day Temp Avg. Night Temp Discomfort from Avg. Days Avg. Days Avg […]

Ultimate Guide to Taxis in Morocco

I was in the Marjorelle Gardens Cafe a few weeks ago, and the lady at the table next to me leaned over and said, “Are you an American?” To which I replied, “Yes.” She smiled and said, “Its nice to hear a familiar accent.” We proceeded to chat about her travels in Morocco and then […]

Marrakech, Morocco: Guide to Traveling with Kids

We got inspired this week by a great website called Delicious Baby, which is a blog with tips for traveling with kids, and by our own experience with traveling with kids in Morocco to create a guide for traveling in Morocco with kids. To do this, we sourced expats living with kids in several cities […]

Marrakech Morocco: You Can’t Do That on a Moto

So everyone’s first impression as they drive out of the airport in their beat-up Mercedes taxi with the furry toy dangling from the rear-view mirror, the broken door handles and the cracks in the windscreen, is the craziness of the driving! And yes – I couldn’t possibly disagree! But I would suggest that what make […]